Eden's Paper Takes Recycling to a Whole New Level

When we were kids, money was incredibly tight. So every time we unwrapped gifts for whatever holiday, we would painstakingly peel the tape and bows off, smooth out the paper, and fold or roll it to be used again. Of course, that also meant we couldn’t rip into our presents, but had to carefully pull the tape off and remove the paper with as minimal tearing as we could manage. Which is no fun. With the advent of dollar stores and recycling, we get to have brand new paper for every present, and it’s fabulous!

Eden’s Paper plays into that in a big way. Not only is their wrapping paper made from 100% recycled paper and printed with vegetable-based ink, but each piece has seeds embedded inside so it can be planted after you rip it off your gifts. All you do is plant the paper in soil, water it, and wait for your plants to sprout. They currently are offering five different types: broccoli, chili peppers, onions, carrots and tomatoes. Each sheet of wrapping paper is printed with pictures of the seeds embedded in the back. The seeds are even embedded in lines, so when your crops grow they will come up in straight lines instead of willy-nilly, without any real effort on your part. They’re looking at expanding the line to include most herbs and flowers as well.

This is currently a Kickstarter project, and it’s pretty far from its funding goal of 25,000 (about $41,000 US) with not very much time left. If you’d like to get in on it, a pledge of 5 (about $8.00 US) will get you one sheet of your choice of seeds, with pledge amounts going up as you get more merchandise. They do say to add 3 (about $5.00 US) to ship outside the UK. Cutoff for funding is December 16 at 4:00 PM Eastern.


Source: Daily Mail UK

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